Chief Residents

Ali Duarte Garcia

Medical School: Universidad Autónoma de Chihuahua, Mexico

Hometown: Chihuahua, Mexico

Favorite thing to do in Boston: Walk in the Charles river esplanade and the public garden.

Most useful thing in my white coat pocket: My intern handbook!

Ice cream flavor of choice: Stracciatella

Favorite place on Earth: So many—Granada, Cuzco, Prague, Mexico City.

Why Tufts MC:

Incredibly friendly, happy and supportive group invested in your success. The size of the program allows you to know everybody well. Thanks to the subspecialty system you will always be learning from experts in their fields.

Why Boston: Extremely beautiful, intellectual and walkable city. Good food, good museums, in general life is good here.

Jay Guevarra

Medical School: Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

Undergraduate - Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education (CCNY)

Hometown: Queens, New York

Favorite thing to do in Boston: Long runs on the Esplanade

Most useful thing in my white coat pocket: granola bar and color-coded to-do lists

Ice cream flavor of choice: Vanilla Bean

Favorite place on Earth: Three-way tie - the top of the fire tower on Gile Mountain, NH, the sunrise by the Brooklyn Bridge in DUMBO, NY and the cliffs & beach in Etratat, France.

Why Tufts MC: It's an excellent, supportive environment to work.  The camaraderie between residents, program leadership, attendings, fellows and nurses is palpable from the very beginning. The subspecialty system is also a phenomenal way to train because you learn directly from the experts.

Why Boston: Too many to count - smaller, vibrant city with a lot of heart, gorgeous in the summer (and winter!), full of young professionals, New England autumns, walkable neighborhoods with lots of history and personality (Beacon Hill!), infectious sports culture, J.P licks.

Patrick Manning

Medical School: Tufts University School of Medicine

Undergraduate: Georgetown University

Hometown: Norwell, MA

Favorite things to do in Boston: Going out to dinner, Running / Biking along the Esplanade, and going on skiing trips in the winter

Most useful thing in my white coat pocket: Lots of graham crackers

Why Tufts MC: I had great experiences as a medical student here, and had gotten to know a lot of the faculty here. The attendings here are very approachable, and are very committed to teaching. I also thought there was no better way to train than with the subspecialty system, working closely with experts in the major subdivisions of internal medicine.

Why Boston: I was born and raised outside the city, and have loved living in this area. The size of the city is manageable, and the area is almost entirely walkable. But the city offers as much as much larger cities in the way of entertainment, restaurants, and nightlife. It’s a great place to live!